Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Taliban excavates founding leader’s car, buried to escape US troops | Taliban

The Taliban have dug up a white Toyota used by their founding leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, to escape into hiding in southern Afghanistan after the US invasion. Senior officials have called for the vehicle...

Gun violence rattles US amid Independence Day celebrations – latest updates | US politics

Less than two weeks ago, Democrats and Republicans managed to bridge the yawning gap between them on the issue of gun control to pass a measure that tightened down domestic abusers’ access to weapons,...

Independence vote may be ‘unlawful’, says Scotland’s lord advocate | Scotland

Scotland’s lord advocate has confirmed she fears Nicola Sturgeon’s plans for a fresh independence referendum may be unlawful. Dorothy Bain QC has now released the letter she wrote to the UK supreme court last...

‘This was just the warning’: the fuel price protesters planning more action | Petrol prices

They were a disparate group – truckers, farmers, businesspeople, carers, bikers, teenagers and retirees. Even a group of door supervisors from a west country market town. Some of the fuel protests were slickly organised;...

Brittney Griner Writes Joe Biden A Letter

Brittney Griner has written to President Joe Biden with an urgent plea: “Please don’t forget about me.” The message from the WNBA star was delivered via a letter she hand-wrote from the Russian jail...

European stock markets tumble on rising fears of recession | Stock markets

Rising worries about a European recession hit stock markets on Tuesday as the euro slumped to a two-decade low and the pound fell to its lowest since the start of the pandemic. Shares tumbled...

Highland Park shooting: police combing online presence of alleged attacker | Chicago

Seeking clues for a possible motivation, police were combing through the social media profile and published songs of the alleged attacker in the shooting that left at least six dead and 30 wounded in...

Jermaine Baker lawfully shot dead by Met officer, inquiry rules | Metropolitan police

A Metropolitan police firearms officer lawfully shot Jermaine Baker dead in December 2015, an official inquiry has found. Baker was part of a criminal gang trying to spring a prisoner from custody when he...

Royal Mail managers to strike over jobs and pay | Royal Mail

Royal Mail managers across the UK are poised to take industrial action in the next two weeks in a dispute over jobs and pay. Unite, the union which represents the workers, said 2,400 managers...